As managing director of Ambition UK, Nicky Acuna Ocana has focused on creating a niche specialty in professional services, leading a large team of recruiters. She has developed the UK business into a profitable professional services consultancy through her performance and leadership. A true influencer in the world of recruitment, Acuna Ocana started her recruitment career in 1998 placing accountancy professionals into senior executive roles. She joined Ambition in 2008 as associate director of professional services. She became director of professional services in January 2014 and was named managing director in 2016. Acuna Ocana is proactive with several organizations that prepare young people for work, including the Haverstock Career Network.